The images utilize and are keyed to a color spectrum of the emotions by Robert Plutchik, who theorized how all emotions work together to create wholeness in our selves. From his theory, my own data collected through interactive surveys, and specialized mapping programs, I created this visualization of the collective Austin experience.
Chalk and Flags, 10″x23″x23″, 2013
Outdoor installation view of the Hedonic Map at Co-Lab Projects. Images by Linsday Hutchens.
Printed Map, 2013
Part of the Hedonic Map installation. Printed aerial view of Austin. Images by Linsday Hutchens.
Mixed media on paper, 2013
Installation view of the Hedonic Map at Co-Lab Projects. Images by Linsday Hutchens.
80″ x 80″ ink on paper, 2013
On view and ready for your input: The Hedonic Map of Austin is currently installed in the lobby, stairwell, and 5th floor conference room at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Psychology. The SEA building is on the northwest corner of Speedway and Dean Keeton Avenue on the UT campus.
You can see the history of the project, the arial photograph of Austin, the October 2013 results of the survey, paper forms of the survey to fill out, and diagrams of Plutchik’s chart of emotions with artistic interpretations and narrative answers to the 20 questions on the public survey. We are really excited that the Department of Psychology wanted to host and collaborate on this Hedonic Map.
All images by Linsday Hutchens